Usage examples for inherited

  1. Before his time these were not permitted at Athens, but the money and lands of a deceased person were inherited by his family in all cases. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. And all these horses deserved their names, not having merely inherited, but by their own doing earned them. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  3. From that time we heard nothing of her until she came to Germany to capture her son, but just before she came, as I learned, she inherited a large fortune by the death of her brother. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  4. Has he inherited the kingdom? – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  5. I told him that, if it hadn't been for Ralston Murray, Jennings would without much doubt have inherited the Manor, with a large sum of money. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. I wish I had inherited more from him, or less; but I must make the best of what I am, rather than try to be somebody else. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  7. It was inherited by him from the Revolution, but was in fact far older. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  8. Well, then, if he has inherited his father's power-! – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  9. Had he inherited it? – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  10. In 1803, there was born of this second marriage, a son, William, who inherited something of his father's ability. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  11. He has inherited the beautiful Florette's hair and eyes; otherwise he looks like his father. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Really, if Willocks the butcher's boy had inherited Temple Barholm, it would have been easier to know where one stood in the matter of being civil and agreeable to him. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. He quarrelled with his father on account of his resignation, and never saw him again until just before his death, after which he inherited the little property and settled on it. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  14. That title suited him better than his inherited one of Count. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  15. Her husband had inherited a little money from an aunt and he would probably set her up in a shop before long. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  16. This boy, a brave and manly little fellow, had Trunion's temper, but he had inherited the Tomlinson air. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  17. " I think Eleanor has inherited that at any rate," she added after a pause. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  18. She has inherited a large fortune. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  19. Faults he could perceive, some of them inherited in his own character; but there remained the memory of a man whom he could admire and love- whom he did admire and love more sincerely and profoundly the older he grew. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. Be that as it may, at the orphan's death the aunt inherited her brother's fortune. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various